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What have we learned after four phases of evaluation at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences? The evaluation focused on one particular area of the Museum as we tried to find out how changes in the gallery impact on the visitor experience. Since 2014, we have been observing visitors and evaluating museum displays at the Sedgwick Museum, in particular looking... Read full article
In January 2018 I attended the Museums Association’s ‘All Inclusive: Championing Diversity in Museums’ one day seminar at Thinktank, one of Birmingham Museums’ sites in central Birmingham. The day was billed as ‘an interactive day addressing the essential issue of how Museums can diversify their audiences and workforce.’ It had a mix of speakers presenting case studies and intellectual provocations,... Read full article
Last week on the blog, we discussed the development of our live adventure game Cambridge Codebreakers: The Last Secret. Now it’s time to hear from the game developers who helped make it happen. Elizabeth Simoens is an immersive game designer with London-based company Fire Hazard Games. She developed the game with us and managed the run. Fire Hazard Games are... Read full article
At the Fitzwilliam Museum we are passionate about sharing great art with our audiences from their earliest years. Working alongside the Academy of Ancient Music meant that we could introduce great music too! We were approached by the Academy of Ancient Music, who are the orchestra-in-residence at the University of Cambridge, to investigate the possibility of bringing art and music... Read full article
Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating with the launch of Her Story, a new project from the Change Makers Action Group. Her Story is a new project by the Change Makers Action Group.  We’ll be exploring the stories of fascinating women in the histories of our collections, from artists and scholars to collectors and (wannabe) explorers. Watch out for regular... Read full article

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